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About When God Made Light

From the author and illustrator of the best-selling When God Made You comes a new illuminating message about God's design affirming young readers.

'Let there be light!' that's what God said. And light began shining and then started to spread." Wild and creative illustrations from top children's illustrator David Catrow pair with Matthew Paul Turner's lyrical verse in this message of a God-made light that cuts through darkness to bring vision and hope to all young readers. This light radiates, chasing away the shadows, providing the wonder and fun of stargazing or firefly chasing. Most important, this light appears in each child--an inner God-given spark that grows and will be used to change the world.

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ECPA bestseller

About Matthew Paul Turner

MATTHEW PAUL TURNER is a blogger, speaker, and author of sixteen books, including the best-selling When God Made You and When God Made Light Matthew, his wife, Jessica, and their three children live in Nashville, Tennessee.

UK-based illustrator, KIMBERLEY BARNES, has worked with top clients such as Little Tiger, Top That Publishing, Igloo, and Macmillan Education. Her love of drawing began at a young age and fostered into a career in illustration, specializing in children's illustration. She enjoys the regular cup of tea and isn't partial to the odd biscuit or two.

Product Details

48 pages | Published by WaterBrook

On Sale Date: Feb 13, 2018

Trim Size: 8-1/2 x 8-1/2

Carton Quantity: 24

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Read the first pages of When God Made Light. From the author and illustrator of the best-selling When God Made You comes a new illuminating message about God's design affirming young readers. 'Let there be light!' that's what God said. And light began shining and then started to spread." Wild and creative illustrations from top children's illustrator David Catrow pair with Matthew Paul Turner's lyrical verse in this message of a God-made light that cuts through darkness to bring vision and hope to all young readers. This light radiates, chasing away the shadows, providing the wonder and fun of stargazing or firefly chasing. Most important, this light appears in each child--an inner God-given spark that grows and will be used to change the world.  

Press Release

Best-selling Author Turner Encourages Kids to Celebrate the Beauty and Wonder of God’s Creation and Shine Brightly in the World

Now a CBA Bestseller!

  
"A must-read-aloud for your kids and grandkids. When God Made Light offers a marvelous message for children and off-the-chart art. I LOVE it!" -Liz Curtis Higgs, bestselling author of "The Women of Easter" & "Bad Girls of the Bible" 
 
From the creators of the Amazon top 5 and ECPA best-seller When God Made You comes a new illuminating picture book that will encourage young readers to revel in creation’s awe-inspiring light and ignite the world with their own God-given spark. 
 
When God Made Light (WaterBrook, 2/13/18) is Matthew Paul Turner’s second collaboration with acclaimed children's illustrator David Catrow. Turner’s playful and lyrical verse, paired with Catrow’s amazingly vivid and creative illustrations—features the frolicking adventures of two young African-American girls exploring the beauty in nature around them. 
 
When God Made Light makes the perfect Easter gift and will be appreciated by children, parents and grandparents alike for how it celebrates the wonders of creation and the beautiful God-given spirit within each child. 
 
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
MATTHEW PAUL TURNER has authored 17 books including the Amazon top 5 and ECPA best-seller picture book When God Made You, Churched and Everything You Need to Know Before College. He has written for publications including USA Today, The Washington Post, Relevant, and Christianity Today. His unique blend of story with spiritual commentary has garnered him a large and loyal fan base. Matthew lives with his wife, Jessica, and their three children in Nashville. Visit him at
www.MatthewPaulTurner.com
Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/HeyMPT
Facebookhttp://www.Facebook.com/HeyMPT
http://www.Instagram.com/MatthewPaulTurner
 
ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR:
DAVID CATROW is an editorial cartoonist whose vibrant illustrations have appeared in more than 70 books for children, including several New York Times bestsellers. He lives in Ohio with his wife, Deborah.
 
Book Details:
When God Made Light by Matthew Paul Turner; illustrated by David Catrow
Hardcover / 48 pages / ISBN 9781601429209
Price: $11.99 (U.S.) / $15.99 (Canada)
Published by WaterBrook/Penguin Random House
On Sale Date: February 13, 2018

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By Veronica Sternberg

This was a gorgeous book full of color and fun illustrations along with a wonderful story!  It features a couple African-American girls, one a toddler and the other maybe a four or five-year-old, along with their pet dog and cat as they play inside and out, paint, create and go on adventures.  The book talks about God creating light, how some lights spark, some flare, etc.  The sun's purposes are to warm things up, make flowers bloom and...

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By Tifany DeGough

When God Made Light is another great book from the duo who created When God Made You!When God Made Light is a book that celebrates the light that God created in the universe, as well as the light He places in each of His children. Both When God Made Light and When God Made You are empowering and confidence-building, all in the context of being created by God. The rhyming text in these books is a unique find - almost Dr. Seuss-ish with a...

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By Theron St. John

The most important responsibility and privilege for Christian parents is to teach their children about God. With such a great responsibility, some parents may struggle to know where to start. They are not sure how they should introduce their child to who God is and they fear they will not be able to teach it at a level their child comprehends. With these things in mind, I would like to introduce you to When God Made Light by Matthew Paul...

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By Deborah Burkhardt

When God Made Light is a sweet book for children about enjoying God's creation and the light He put into it. I have to just say first off that the illustrations in this book are amazing! Honestly the pictures captured my attention more than the words. The text sparks the imagination, but to a young child who may lack context, the pictures do wonders. If you have a two year old and a three year old, like I do, they may be more interested...

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By Jill Stanish

When God Made Light is a stellar combination of rollicking rhyming text and whimsical pictures. The vibrancy of the illustrations draws in readers of all ages.  I love all the detail that illustrator David Catrow includes on each page. So much to explore and discover in every single picture!Matthew Paul Turner knows how to spin an engaging story. Don't be surprised if your audience wants to jump up and dance--there is truly energy and life on...

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